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Philly announces fate of 11 schools slated for turnaround

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent

As its neediest schools struggle, what can Pa. learn from Ontario's success?


No closures or Renaissance this year, Hite says

Eleven schools are targeted for intervention, which may include mergers or staff overhauls. Community meetings at each school to work on plans will start next week. In a related development, the Philadelphia School Partnership awarded a $1.1 million grant to Roxborough High.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Greg Windle

Rethinking school turnaround: A familiar story takes a new turn

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SRC approves policy for gender-nonconforming students

In last meeting of school year, it also takes action on several charter matters and codifies the role of School Advisory Councils.

by Avi Wolfman-Arent and Dale Mezzacappa

Kenderton parents push for Mastery to take over; decision rests with SRC

In an application to the school's board, Mastery said it would only take over the school if the K-8 is scaled back to a K-6.


Update: SRC tables non-renewal resolutions for Olney, Stetson

It also passed a fiscal 2016-17 budget with money for at least one nurse and counselor in every school.


Surprises, twists in SRC meeting dominated by charter votes

Wister turned over to Mastery. Great Oaks pulls out of Cooke. No votes on the nonrenewal proposals for Audenried, Vare, Olney and Stetson. And, oh yes, District hires Kelly to provide substitute services.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Kevin McCorry

Parents livid about charter company pulling out of North Philly school unexpectedly


SRC approves 3 Renaissance charters, postpones vote on non-renewals

At the meeting, two charter schools were renewed, and three Mastery charter renewals were withdrawn to work out legal issues.

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